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Student
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Message 21 of 36 (2,100 Views)

Re: m9350f Not detecting SATA Drives

I have the same issue. Let me know is replacing the motherboard solves the problem.

Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎08-29-2010
Message 22 of 36 (2,087 Views)

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Count me too as having the problem. Nothing fixes it. New power supply, hard drive, hard reset of bios. Nothing. My fault for taking a shortcut and buying a HP instead of keep building my own.

Top Student
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Member Since: ‎12-22-2009
Message 23 of 36 (2,049 Views)

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I replaced the power supply to start....  I did not try the CMOS reset.  I ebayed a cheap refurb board from China

ASUS M2N78-LA HP and Compaq Desktop PCs AM2 GF8200 VGA (250564430430)

 

It had a a little corrosion on some of the connections & looked like it had spent some time in the sun.  To my surprise it worked and has been working (sound of knocking on wood) since Feb2010.  It has an older BIOS version that I was never able to upgrade, but hey, it works.

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Message 24 of 36 (2,014 Views)

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Would you have the link or buyer name. The link isn't working and I don't feel like spending $300+ refurbished mother board that was suggested above. Did you have to purchase and use recovery discs? let me know  when you have a chance please.

 

thanks

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Message 25 of 36 (2,012 Views)

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"Yeah, both the m9350f and the a6720f use the Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard. Search this forum for "a6720f" and you'll find a lot of people (including me!) with the same problem. Just ordered a replacement (used) motherboard from China. But if it has the same weakness--they say it's the NVidia chipset--how long will it last?

 

Good luck to you all. I'll tell you if the new old motherboard I ordered worked. Digital Anny has a few more left!"

 

Did it work for you?

Top Student
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Message 26 of 36 (2,001 Views)

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The ebay seller was diypc2008

 

I'm guessing there is a good chance they are out.  I wouldn't pay $300 for another crappy Mobo either.  I think I paid just under $100 for this  re-furbed one.  I tried to find a completely new one in the Micro ATX form factor, but I couldn't find one that had as may PCI express ports.

 

I see entire re-furbed  HP Elites on Woot.com form time to time for around $500.

 

I did end up having some HD problems as well and it is true you can't use the recovery discs on a new motherboard.  I fortunately had a friend with an extra Win7 lic, so that was not a problem for me.

 

good luck

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Message 27 of 36 (1,995 Views)

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nigeljk wrote:

"Yeah, both the m9350f and the a6720f use the Pegatron M2N78-LA motherboard. Search this forum for "a6720f" and you'll find a lot of people (including me!) with the same problem. Just ordered a replacement (used) motherboard from China. But if it has the same weakness--they say it's the NVidia chipset--how long will it last?

 

Good luck to you all. I'll tell you if the new old motherboard I ordered worked. Digital Anny has a few more left!"

 

Did it work for you?


Yes, nigeljk, it did! It came from an Ebay vendor called "Digital Anny".  But, as I've mentioned elsewhere, be sure to specify the board you need by HP's name for it. There are 4 or 5 different HP motherboards all labeled M2N78-LA! The board has been working fine for several months now.

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Message 28 of 36 (1,908 Views)

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Ya, I'm not sure if those would work then. I have M2N78-LA  and the pn is: 489363-001 i think its Viola-gl8e Mini-atx, all of those boards on ebay are 573400-001. hmmm

Honor Student
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Message 29 of 36 (1,666 Views)

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This is defiantly a sata controller ( software ) issue. [text removed]

Curious how these always seem to fail after the warranty expires.

I see there is a debug port on the os.. hmm

Honor Student
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Message 30 of 36 (1,662 Views)

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HP is aware of the "problem".

However it is not cost effective to fix this. [text removed]

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